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NO BOMB - NON-CONTEMPORY RUDDER CONTROL SYSTEM

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Submitted by JIM HELMS (United States), Nov 8, 2006 at 12:44

The load limitations on the rudder & vertical stabilizer do not harmonize with the long standing belief about MANUVERING SPEED. --- which has been you can't damage the airplane by using the flight controls if the airspeed is below the certified MANUVERING SPEED. AA587 was operating in FAA SPEED LIMITED AIRSPACE - below 10,000 feet . The A-300 MANUVERING SPEED was 30 or more knots (34.5 MPH)
HIGHER THAN 250 KNOTS (287.5 MPH) "SPEED LIMIT"..

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